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Carnyorth Outdoor Education Centre

Carnyorth Centre Information

Our residential activity Centre is situated in West Cornwall between St Just and Pendeen. The Centre is spacious and colourful with attractive grounds and friendly staff. It is situated in a fantastic location near the coastal footpath where old mining buildings perch on the granite cliffs and the breaking waves roll against the rocks. To the rear pf the Centre you will find wild moorland where ancient Tors and Bronze Age stone circles and artefacts can be found. 

Originally built in 1893 as a village school for the mining families, it is has been converted to large dormitory accommodation.

Centre Description

Carnyorth Common Room

The Centre, which is centrally heated, has two large dormitories, one with 18 bunks and one with 16. It has 2 separate rooms which can be used by staff one with 4 beds and one with 3. There is a large common room and separate dining room. We can provide catering, or you can self-cater in the well-equipped kitchen.

Accessibility facilities

The Centre is DDA compliant and has accessible toilets, showers and washrooms.


The centre has Wi-Fi installed. This can be controlled at the discretion of the visiting group leader and Head of Centre. Password is available on request.

Bedroom Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in two fully centrally heated rooms, one with 18 bunks and one with 16. There are two group leader rooms, one with 4 beds and one with 3.

Shower and Washrooms

Three washrooms with shower cubicles, wash hand basins with hot and cold water.

Common Room

The large common room has a wooden floor covered by a large rug. There are comfy settees and chairs. There is a DVD and projector.

Dining Room & Kitchen

The dining room has enough forms and tables for all to sit down and eat together. The kitchen has stainless steel work surfaces, two large stainless-steel sinks with hot and cold water, a six-ring gas cooker with grill and hood, toaster, microwave oven, plates, mugs, knives, forks and spoons for 40 persons, together with a full range of cooking pans and utensils. The kitchen also has a large upright refrigerator and freezer available for self-catering groups.

Drying Facilities

A small drying room is available with hanging rails and a small heater. The Centre cannot accept responsibility for lost items.

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

The staff at Carnyorth Outdoor Education Centre can organise activities for your group, in various combinations. These are mainly for primary school groups, however some activities are suitable for all ages.  Activities are available to both residential and day user groups. Evening activities are available on request as an optional extra. Please click on Centre brochure link for full details of activities.

Carnyorth Outdoor Education Centre - Beach day






Please contact the centre for information regarding evening activity availability. 


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